Customers all over the world thinking they were buying top-brand golf clubs actually received fake copies made in China worth about $5.
The scam was part of a large global network of criminals selling millions of dollars worth of fake golf stuff on ebay
for at least 4 years.
To avoid investigations, scammers quickly refunded people who discovered the goods were fake. Ebay says it's the largets fraud it ever had.
The deception was so succesfull, investigators say about $130,000 was earned in about a month.
It's no wonder that the man heading the scam quickly became wealthy. Authorities say the Brit Gary Bellchambers lived a millionaire's lifestyle in Thailand, owning at least 10 houses.
He and several others were found guilty Tuesday, and will be sentenced in January.
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